General Features:

Known world-wide, Malaklı is one of the livestock guardian and field security dogs of Turkey. It is mainly breeded in the city of Aksaray and surrounding provinces. It is a nimble molosser breed with its large body, great strength, huge head and po-faced. Malaklı is deeply connected to its owner and its communtiy; on the contrary, it is skeptical and agressive towards strangers.

Physical Characteristics:

The posture of Malaklı’s neck and skyline intersects with 60 degree angle. The gap between ears is broad. The eyes are rounded and close to eachother. There is a very distinct stop on the face. The eye sockets are not remarkable. The face lengthens from the eye sockets to the tip of nose straightly and it is noticeably short and flat in proportion to the skull. The tip of Malaklı’s nose is black. The hair color is in general pinto, grizzly and brindle. The upper lip covers the lower lip and dangles downwards. The discharge lip, lower lip is saggy. Additionally, the throat is saggy and pliant. The coat is not attached to body tightly.


Shoulder length for adult males are between 75-85 cm and weight are 65-85 kg. Shoulder length of 97 cm and weight of 100 kg are also seen. As for adult females, the shoulder length are between 70-80 cm and weight are 60-70 kg. The shoulder length of 87 cm and weight of 80 kg are also seen for females.